This model of the Arvenis features a stonewashed M390 blade and a G-10 handle with green aluminum inlays, pivot collar, and satin screws.
MKM collaborated with knife maker Lucas Burnley to bring you the Arvenis. The Arvenis model features a contoured handle with a streamlined anodized inlay on each side of the handle. It is opened by way of a flipper tab that functions as a finger guard once the knife is opened.
Such an elegantly shaped knife. Wonderful in hand. The handle and the back of the blade form a beautiful curve, eye pleasing for sure. Comfortable handle, excellent deployment, perfect blade centering,, gorgeous M390 blade with a long flat and a beautiful belly. Love the swoosh of color down the length of the handle and the pocket clip follows the line of the colored swoosh perfectly. Works like a charm, strong enough for any EDC task and probably some rougher jobs as well. Very pleased and pleased I bought it on sale.
I tend to play it safe with buying from brands that I am more familiar with like: Spyderco, Kershaw, cold steel, Benchmade, etc. Took a stab at this one because the price point for 3.35 inches of M390 is a killer deal. And I have to say, 'WOW!!' this is a superbly made knife. Usually, I feel I overpay for a knife, ahem Spyderco, cough, cough anyway, I have a multitude of knives and I have to say this one is easily worthy of a $160-$170 price based on its feel in hand and excellent craftsmanship. Here is a little run down: -G10 handle is textured, but not rough or overly grippy; -The blade is centered, hair shaving sharp out of the box, with a satisfying heft for flipping. -Opened mine up to do general clean up and lube, but it was super clean throughout barely had to do much. Blade functions on dual nested bearing washers and what looks to be a ceramic detent ball and action is buttery smooth from flip one! -I do have XL sized hands but it fits like a dream and is smoothed and champhered all throughout making is extra comfy to hold and fidget. -The pocket clip is well thought out and rests on aluminum inlay so it should not tear up any pockets. Possible cons or things to consider: - It is a bit hefty due to full nested steel liners, no cut-outs for weight reduction, but it feels so solid I like what they did and still very pocketable. -Also, the liner lock is flush with the handle and can take a little getting used to disengaging. I am left-handed and after about a week of fidgeting with it I can easily open/close one-handed with either hand. I hope this helps for those of you considering it. Stay strong, live sharp.
Highly recommend this MKM production EDC and utility pocket knife, nice steel, sharp blade, and as usual -- a smooth Burnley design. Love the perfect stonewash. It's a winner, and the price is good. Get one while you can, because it's getting harder to find!